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sandy affect the. it's called operation kids comfort. >> it's that comfort of shoaling something and just being able to just hold it, you know, take it with them where they go >> hurricane sandy victims drove from new york to connecticut to hand deliver the teddy bears to the kids. >>> closer to home, dozens of maryland children spent part of the day today making paper snow flakes to be sent to the survivors of the school shooting in connecticut. fox 5's john henrehan has this story. >> reporter: on a cold and blustery saturday, dozens of families made their trip to a the children's boutique. they came to make paper snow flakes. these decorations will be sent to the children who survived the massacre at sandy hook elementary in connecticut. they will resume school in a different building early next year. >> we want to be part of that movement to make that location beautiful to them and maybe take their minds often what happened. >> and bright en their way. there is going to be a winter wonderland. hopefully there will be snow flakes from around the world. >> co-owners diane stria
they got there and they returned to all schools, except for sandy hook students. they're waiting for their new school to be ready. they're working on a middle school that has not been used, trying to re-create the premassacre and taking art work there and hanging it on the walls, taking the small desks there and hope in the coming days to have that middle school ready for them. the dichotomy of what is going in town was evident here on the main strip as -- strip as -- strip as you saw, all of the car his to pull over as a funeral procession went by for one of the two six-year-olds buried today and later, we saw school buses going down the street. as life begins to get back, it's hard to use the word normal, but a process they're dealing with one funeral after another here. >> and we saw school buses with ribbons on the grill. no one forgetting any time soon. what about that decision to send children back to school in that was not a requirement, right? >> no, i can tell you as you wander around, you hear other people talking that for a lot of families, this is proving to be a diff
it before hurricane sandy hit the east coast and it survived hurricane sandy. maybe that is a good sign it's going stick around longer than the last one did. that is what is going on down here. the perfect weather and we wanted it to be cool. again, president the and mrs. obama and the girls have not arrived yet. when they do, the first thing is to get the tree lit. keep it here on fox 5. will? >> all right, sue, thank you. >>> surprised to hear the limos lighting up. the walk across the street. the first family, after all. we'll see you soon. >>> and we do have a little tree lighting history for you. the national christmas tree was placed on the e lips back in december 1923. that was the first one. on christmas eve, president calvin coolidge walkedhouse to light the tree. see, sometimes they do walk. over the years, the national christmas tree was located in sherman park, lafayette park, and on the south lawn of the white house. in 1954, it moved back to the ellipse and the traditional christmas eve lighting was moved to earlier in december. >>> i like to hear a little bit of history. >>
. in these trying times he sees the need for a spiritual awakening. we'll discuss the sandy hook massacre and the meaning of christmas. with pastor rick warren. >>> plus, a change at the state department. as the benghazi report is finally released. we'll ask our sunday panel about the nomination of john kerry to replace hillary clinton. and, where the investigation of a terror attack that killed four americans goes now. and, our power player of the week, continues in holiday tradition, to show respect for veterans. all, right now, on fox news sunday. ♪ >> chris: and hello, again from fox news in washington. at christmas, people who arnauty get coal in their stock and if the white house and congress don't make a deal in the next nine days to avoid the fiscal cliff we ring in the new year with big tax increases and spending cuts. here to talk about what is going to happen or two leading senators. john barrasso, chairman of the republican policy committee. and, from new york, democrat kent conrad, chairman of the senate budget committee. senators, welcome back to fox news sunday. >> thanks
annual killed 26 students and students at sandy hook elementary school. sandy hook students will return to another school on january 3rd as the community continues to grief and say good-bye. >>> dozens of maryland students spent the day making paper snow flakes to be sent to the shooting victims in connecticut. -on henrehan is live. >> reporter: some of the snow flakes were being made by children so young their parents have shielded them from the details of the mass murder. but those families, too, wanted to send a message. on a cold and blustery saturday, dozens of local families mate a trip to the store called green genes. on this trip, they were not coming for the clothing and gently used shoes for sale but came to make paper snow flakes. these deck racials will be sent to the children who survived the massacre at sandy hook elementary. the sandy hook elementary survivors will resume at another school next year. >> we wanted to make that beautiful for them and take their mind off what happened and bright en their day. there is going to be a winter wonderland and hopefully they'll get
to the shootings at sandy hook elementary school, a crack down that gun enthusiasts say wouldn't work. >> no loss of gun would think about doing something like. that. >> reporter: inside, there are guns and ammunition and more guns, even machine guns for sell. >> reporter: and there is an active shooting market on the machine guns where people will get together and shot machine guns all day long. >> reporter: nearly half and in the other, nearly 60% asked if they support -- said they support some form of gun control in this country. >> i will tell you what will stop a bad guy with a gun: a good guy with a gun. >> reporter: outside, members of code pink are call for example a ban on assault rifles and high-capacity ammunition magazines. >> we need a rationale gun policy and need to get it out of the hands of the nra boys. >> reporter: in district heights, maryland today, about two dozen men, women, and children gathered outside of the gun shop they say helps contribute to the gun violence in communities. >> my nephew who lived in richmond, virginia, was killed five years ago so, yeah, i know. >> t
's school shooting, this as investigators reveal new details about the tragedy at sandy hook elementary. thanks for joining us tonight. i'm shawn yancy. >> i'm maureen umeh. as relatives begin to say good- bye to their slain children, investigators in connecticut continue to work to better understand what happened. that includes interviewing two injured witnesses and digging deeper into the gun and computer use of the 20-year-old gunman. two young victims laid to rest monday, 6-year-old jack pinto, a huge new york giant fan, and 6-year-old noah pozner who loved learning how things worked. his twin sister was in a different classroom and survived. >> he was celebrated as a pure innocent child who had the promise of life ahead of him who brought joy to his family and to his community and will be sorely missed. >> reporter: funerals are planned throughout the week as the investigation into the mass shooting continues. authorities established adam lanza shot his mother four times in the head at their home while she was still in bed. they say he then went to newtown sandy hook elementary sc
, the weaponry, every facet of the weapons will be utilized. >> reporter: sandy hook will remain a crime scene and closed indefinitely and comes as we learn more details about the gunman's rampage. authorities say he gained entry by smashing in a window and bypassing security. he was armed with two handguns, an assault driveel and ammunition [ indiscernible ] according to the authorities in newtown. >> reporter: they're analyzing evident, includes a computer that was heavily damaged and the hard drive removed. the police had no previous contact with lanza, the university he enrolled with in 2008, the officials there said there was no indication of trouble n. other schools in utah will -- in newtown will reopen tomorrow. the children are expected to go to classes at a different school. >>> and the tragedy in connecticut reignited the gun laws. they both support stricter regulation of assault rifles. in the past, both have been strong advocates of the nra. antigun activists are stepping up their campaigns to demand tougher gun laws. nearly 100 protestors marched on capitol hill and another group
to the shootings at sandy hook elementary school a crackdown that gun enthusiasts say wouldn't work. >> no lawful gun owner would even think about doing something like that. >> reporter: inside the dulles expo center there are guns, ammunition and more guns, even machine guns for sale. >> there's a very active shooting markup on machine guns where people will get together and actually shoot machine guns all day long. >> reporter: in two national polls taken since the newtown massacre nearly half and in the other nearly 60% of those asked said they support some form of enhanced gun control in this country. >> i'll tell you what will stop a bad guy with a gun. a good guy with a gun. >> get your hands out of the stands. we need an assault weapons ban! >> reporter: outside the expo center members of code pink are calling for a ban on assault rifles and high capacity ammunition magazines. >> we need a rational gun policy and we need to get that policy out of the hands of the nra bullies. >> reporter: in district heights, maryland, today about two dozen men, women and children gathered outside a gu
the recent shooting massacre in newtown, connecticut. a gunman shot and killed 26 people at sandy hook elementary school. 20 of the victims were young children. gun rights advocates saying teachers can act more quickly than law enforcement in the critical first few minutes to protect children during the school shooting. but some teachers strongly disagree with the idea. >> i think it is ridiculous. i don't think that teachers should be carrying guns. i don't think violence is the answer and the biggest thing i don't think is i don't think it will solve the problem. >> reporter: only a handful of states including utah and new hampshire allow concealed weapons in public schools. >>> we still have plenty ahead. your weather, traffic and all of your stop stories. >> fox 5 morning news at 4:30 starts now. >> good morning. things are looking pretty well out there as traffic is moving along pretty well as we are still on holiday break for a lot of folks. >> good morning. i'm sarah simmons. >> i'm wisdom martin. welcome to fox 5 morning news. let's get a check of the weather right now with tu
today. >> all schools in the district except for sandy hook elementary will also reopen this morning. fox's nicole collin is live in newtown now with the latest. >> good morning. >> reporter: good morning. the first funerals for sandy hook shooting victims were packed and extremely emotional as would be expected. there are several more funerals planned through outthe week, at least one a day until friday. t another heart-breaking funeral today as six-year-old jessica rekos is laid to rest. her family says she loved horses and they had promised her one of her own but that dream will never come true just like the dreams of 19 other children whose lives were cut short. those who attend funeral services monday for jessica's first grade classmates noah pozner and jack pinto are reeling. >> it was the saddest thing i have ever even and hope the saddest thing i ever see? my life. >> reporter: investigators have yet to discover a motive for friday's rampage when adam lanza killed 27 people including his mother. >> we are going to do everything that it takes to ensure that we uncover every bi
school kids just like themselves who never made it out of sandy hook elementary on december 14th. it's a tough day for parents and staff. >> a moment of silence is our way of honoring the people that have lost their lives. this is a horrible event. this is our way of joining our nation and grieving for their loss. >> reporter: what happened in connecticut is something every school hopes not to confront and has to prepare for. >> in prince georges county and across the nation, you saw a paradigm shift in the way we handle active threat mitigations after columbine. our goal was to come and stabilize the situation. now, we understand that our roll error very to go in and mitigate that threat. >> reporter: prince georges county officers like most other police forces get additional training to deal with such a scenario. the school staff does, too. >> and they trained in active shooters and lockdown drills, other types of emergency situations that may a rise. the best thing is to have an honest, again, age-appropriate dialogue with your young person. and whether that is a six-year- old. yo
affected by superstorm sandy. the bill faces an uncertainty future in the house. >> reporter: there are a couple of reasons why the $60.4 billion aid legislation for sandy may languagish in the house. number one, the cost, and number two, the calendar. some lawmakers are uncomfortable with the costly package, with the nation's tight economic situation they might want to scale it back or include cuts elsewhere. here is one gop congressman from south carolina. >> we live in hurricane alley. it may be me next, my district after the next hurricane. we absolutely have to pay for it. it's the right thing to do. we cannot continue to borrow this much money to pay for things that we want but want to pay for out of our tax money. >> reporter: the possible holdup in the house prompted the governors of new jersey, new york and connecticut to send a letter -- >> reporter: the second difficulty for the house, the calendar. they're running out of time. house gop speaker john boehner, who has signaled he does support some kind of sandy aid, has not decided whether or not to bring it up for
will be held today. yesterday, noah pozner and jack pinto, both six years old, were laid to rest. sandy hook elementary school remain as crime scene and will stay closed indefinitely. but other schools in newtown opened today. investigators were looking at the computer of gunman adam lanza. its hard drive had been smashed but officials say they still might be able to salvage information from it. they are also looking into e- mails he sent and web sites he may have visited before friday's shooting. >>> moving forward with a response to the shootings on all fronts was the focus of a meeting held by president obama yesterday. vice president biden was there along with attorney general eric holder, education secretary ar ne. duncan and health and human services secretary kathleen sebelius. one of the biggest issues at steak, gun control reform. crowds marched on the capitol hill offices of the national rifle association yesterday demanding change. president obama is working to assemble legislation including a potential push to reinstate a nationwide ban on assault weapons. but the white house is
. >> reporter: as morning continues over -- mourning continue over the victims of the sandy hook school shooting the nra doubles down on its solution to prevent something like this from happening again. >> is it crazy to call for putting police and armed security guards in our schools to protect our children, then call me crazy. >> reporter: wayne lapierre standing by his idea to put armed guards in all schools during his appearance on meet the press. >> i think the american people think it's crazy not to do it. it's the one thing that would keep people safe and the nra is going to try to do that. >> reporter: many americans are not sold on the idea. >> it's going to affect the kids psychologically and make them be in fear every day they walk into a school. >> obviously the kids are more important than guns in this country. >> reporter: senator kent conrad of north dakota raises concerns about the cost of securing schools the way lapierre proposes. >> we'll have 130,000 elementary and secondary schools in this country. two officers in each would cost $25 billion. where's that money c
days after the tragic shooting. all schools except for sandy hook elementary will reopen today. police continue to look for a motive. they say they are looking into 20-year-old adam lanza's computer for clues. >>> anti-gun advocates are stepping up their efforts for gun laws. as bob barnard reports, there were two rallies yesterday. >> reporter: this was a noontime march on the capitol hill offices of the national rifle association. about 100 people taking part. >> and obviously, it was just the amazing horror ever 20 little children. that was my motivation. >> we are here to alert nra lobbyists to stand down and allow congress to pass laws. >> reporter: the demonstrators confronted by one man. >> if the principal tried to defend the children with a gun, perhaps they could have saved many lives. >> reporter: rally organizers encouraged by president obama's remarks in newtown sunday night. >> are we really prepared to say that wear powerless in the face of such carnage, that the politics are too hard? are we prepared to say that such violence visited on our children year after year afte
drive collecting ted by bears for each of the children at sandy hook school. >> teddy bears mean a lot to children. it's good to have something that you can remember. >> reporter: he is asking people to light a candle in front of their homes on christmas eve. >> we want them to put the candles out so they can remember the people who died at the school. >> reporter: the family's tree is decorated head to toe with angels representing each child lost in the shooting. a large act of kindness from nebraska and arizona. communities in both states are setting up toy drives. folks from nebraska traveled 1300 miles to drop toys off personally. >> it's important that newtown knows that they are not suffering in isolation. the whole country hurts. we all ache over this. >> in maryland, dozens of children are cutting out paper snowflakes sending them to the sandy hook students for decorations for the new school. >> it's sad. we will try to prevent this in the future. we miss you. we miss all of them. >> in addition to the grass roots donation efforts, the united way set up a fund to help the vict
. after the lighting the president directed some of his remarks to the victims of hurricane sandy. >> and this holiday season is especially difficult for families who lost everything in the storm. but it's also a time for us to be grateful for the heroism and perseverance of ordinary men and women in the storm's path who have showed us that americans will always be stronger than the challenges that we face. >> well, what i liked about watching and listening today was that you didn't issue the combover alert, so your hair was blowing over to one side. >> thank heavens. it was definitely chilly, but it's been way colder other years, so that was good, but i saw baby face edmonds performing with only a scarf and a jacket and i thought i bet he hopes he only has to do one number. it was a wonderful evening and it's a beautiful tree, too. >> is it gorgeous. >> it's brand-new. -- it is gorgeous. >> it's brand-new. it was found in northwestern virginia. they put it in right before hurricane sandy. president obama made the comment that anyone can lose their job in washington, even the nati
the shooting at sandy hook elementary school, nearly half and the other, nearly 60% of those asked said they support some form of enhanced gun control in this country. >> and it's not going to work. it's something that they want to as assemble and a gun laying on the table is not going hurt it. it's not going to hurt anyone. >> reporter: in the last pew research poll, 75% of those survade said they keep a handgun or rifle in their home and this is another statistic from the new poll numbers: nearly three in four americans surveyed don't believe in an outright ban in gun ownership in this country. bob barnard, fox 5 news. >>> still ahead on the news edge at 6, how you can protect yourself from the fiscal cliff. coming up after the break, we're joined by accountant gordon burnhart to talk about the looming deadline and how your wallet could be affected.  . >>> well, as the fiscal cliff looms, taxpayers are understandably keeping a close eye here in washington and others on their pocketbook across the country. many people believe that taxes are going to go up once the fiscal cliff is solv
new england. heavy rain and strong winds pounded coastal areas already devastated by superstorm sandy. the system is now blamed for at least 16 deaths nationwide, including one in maryland. this left holiday travelers stranded from dallas to boston. more than 2,000 flights have been canceled since tuesday. many roads remain impassable. >>> you see what's happening there and you get a little nervous. but tucker you've been saying not going to be like that. >> whatever happens here will not be a major deal. sort of a repeat of monday and wednesday and the snow line setting up close to the city. worst case scenario, north and west, maybe three or 4 inches of snow. >> interesting pattern setting up where we're on the edge of these storms. >> typical of what we get around here in the winter time. typically we're kind of right on the edge. last year the edge was nowhere near the mid-atlantic. >> you were bored all winter long. >> as i mentioned a few days ago, i didn't put the snow machine into gear one time last year. once again, your friday fine. morning commute should be uneventful here,
of the sandy hook elementary school shooting. one mother said in her eulogy it seems the sky is crying for her young son. >> you try to feel their pain, but you can't. you try to find some words that you hope will be adequate knowing that they'll be inadequate and you see little coffins and your heart has to ache. >> reporter: white balloons signaling a difficult task for the family and friends of 6- year-old noah pozner laid to rest today. his twin sister survived the rampage. >> his older brother said he could have been anything, you know, as he would have grown older. so it's a tragedy of epic proportions and we have no answers for this. >> you tell help that their community, their state and their nation, dare i say the whole world stands with them. >> reporter: 6-year-old jack pinto, a new york giant fan, was buried with a representation of his idol. >> for my jersey to be his favorite player and so much that they want to bury him with it, it was unreal. >> reporter: on capitol hill the u.s. senate and house of representatives observing moments of silence. with heavy hearts the connecti
today for the first time since friday's school shootings all with the exception of sandy hook elementary. >> another of the young victims will be laid to rest today. nicole collins is live. >> reporter: good morning. the first funerals for sandy hook victims were extremely emotional and crowded. packed to the brim with people offering their condollances. >> another heart breaking funeral as 6 year old jessica is laid to rest. she loved horses and they promised her one of her own. that dream will never come who attended funeral services monday for jessica's first grade classmates noah and jack are reeling. >> it was the saddest thing i have ever seen. >> investigators have yet to discover a motive for friday's rampage when 20-year-old gunman killed 27 people including his mother. >> we're going to do everything it takes to ensure that we uncover every bit of evidence. as many interviews to paint a clear picture as to how and why this tragedy occurred. >>> a friend of lanza's mother said she was looking for a way to cope. >> a single mom to try to bond with her son. that's why she did it.
to sandy hook went to school. they did a lot of talking about friday and they were together and that seems to have comforted a lot of them. >> i can only imagine the heart ache this community is feeling. what else are they doing to sort of bring back a sense of normalcy? >> reporter: you know, you can still see it this evening. this is the biggest memorial in town. there are memorials all over but you can't walk through this one. if you're a journalist, first responder without crying. while they're taking holiday decorations down all over town, they are up over here. someone put up a series of stockings with the names of the children on them and several christmas trees and people are bringing ornaments. when it was raining today it looked like an angel ornament was crying. there are piles of stuffed animals that any parent recognizes as having given one to their child. there's a barny and teddy bears and toys people have left under the tree as we learn about the children and the details of the things they loved there's gifts reflecting that under the tree. there are match boxcars and legos
comfort and distraction for the victims of the sandy hook school shooting. >>> a celebration at the national cathedral today honoring the nation's 28th president. >> plus, all 50 states have an official flower and bird but what about a state sandwich. maryland wants to add that to the list. can you guess what kind of sandwich it would be? >> maybe some crab mixed in there. >> could be. we've got the answer coming up after the break.  >>> welcome back. you got over here just in time. of a been very busy. >> i've been waiting patiently over here for 15 minutes to tell everybody what is going to be happening. >> what is going to be happening? >> it will be beautiful today. >> are you all adjusted now? >> i'm ready to go. >> all right. >> it will be a partly sunny day but less windy, low 40s. it will be kind after typical late december day today. >> okay. >> is what that you want to know about? >> i want to know about tomorrow. >> that's it, wisdom. thank you for playing along. couldn't get sarah to play along. >> other things to do. >> 32 seems to be the winning n
by superstorm sandy. and travelers were stranded from boston to dallas. many roads remain impassable. >>> our big story this morning, avoiding the fiscal cliff. the president and lawmakers don't have a lot of time. there are only a few days until the deadline. >> president obama is hosting top leaders from the house and senate at the white house for more talks later this afternoon. fox5's sherri ly is live at the white house with the latest. >> reporter: good morning, tony, good morning, sarah. the tone here in washington hasn't changed much since before christmas, and now we have days to go before the deadline and the nation going over this fiscal cliff. the president is hoping that this afternoon's meeting at the white house with congressional democrat and republican leaders will help break the standoff. both sides continue to play the blame game here. senate majority leader reid attacked house leader boehner for blocking a vote while the gop led house isn't due back until sunday, a day before the deadline to avert the tax increases and spending cuts that could send the nation into recessio
news. let us know what you have to say. >>> sandy saki hunt says rg iii, wow, lots of proud people in this area and well overdue. way to go redskins. great team effort. she writes can rg iii fix congress too? we'll see if we can ask him about that. >> at least he can take a look at it and rub off some of the magics. >> to a developing story in our nation's capital, the clock is ticking and still no deal in sight. the senate will meet at 11:00 a.m. to try to strike a last-minute deal to avoid the fiscal cliff. >> republicans saying they are will be to work with congress and the president to come to an agreement. yesterday, president obama said job leaders have rejected his proposal to make a comprehensive deal. >> we don't yet see an agreement and now, the pressure is on congress to produce. >> we're willing to work with whoever can help. there is no single issue that remains an impossible sticking point. >> today, senate majority leader harry reid could push for a fallback bill which would only raise taxes on families making $2 other 50á,000 a year or more. that plan would extend
-- >> that's why she did it. >> it's unclear if sandy hook elementary will ever open again. officials are yaedy in a nearby empty school for those students. nicole collins, fox news. >> in the meantime, president obama met with the vice president and some members of the cabinet to begin discussions on ways should respond to the massacre. about 100 people marched on the offices of the national rifle association in downtown. the white house acknowledges changing the gun laws is a complicated business. >> i don't have a specific policy outline and it's important to remember this is about our gun laws and enforcing them but it's also about a broader series of issues. >> president obama will be meeting with mental health professionals and law enforcement to other reforms. >> two high profile makers are changing their stance. virginia senator and west virginia senator are both now speaking out in support of tighter regulation on assault weapons. in the past, warner and mansion have been strong supporters of the nra. >> virginia governor has announced a statewide plan that will review school
speech also spoke about helping the victims of superstorm sandy. m >>> we are also following developing news overseas. up next, egyptian president mohammed morsi tries to quiet protesters but is he will to back down from his power grab. >>> a major ruling in michigan that has some workers upset and could hurt the auto industry. more on that when we return.  >>> michigan is now one step closer to becoming a right to work state. yesterday, the state house and senate approved bills limiting ups from collecting fees from nonunion workers. the bill has caused quite an uproar with union workers who say union rights are now at risk. ballet between labor and business could hit the auto industry especially hard. the governor says the bill promotes work equality. >>> mohammed morsi said he would not tolerate anyone trying to overthrow what he calls his legitimate government but the protestors say they'll continue. seven people are dead after violent clash this is week. >>> and historic visit by the leader of hamas to gaza tbeen e years. his party has been in control of the gaza strip for five
at the tolls right now at sandy point. heading out to the shore, uneventful ride out there. and 301 the harry nice bridge, again, nice shot. beautiful view and light volume this morning which is the way we like to look at it. that's a look at your fox 5 on time traffic. >> thank you very much. nasa's mars rover gets to give wheels some work. but first drill into a rock. the first priority will be a drill test. once drilling is finished, it will begin a 9 month mission. curiosity is on a 2 year mission to determine if conditions would be favorable for a manned mission. >> time now is 7:20 on this monday morning. coming up next, the count down to history and the expense he have changes waiting for drivers when they head back to work on wednesday. we'll check some of the stories making headlines around the region when we return.   ...so as you can see, geico's customer satisfaction is at 97%. mmmm tasty. and cut! very good. people are always asking me how we make these geico adverts. so we're taking you behind the scenes. this coffe
is granted. the lawyer said the six-year- old student was in a classroom at sandy hook elementary when she heard the horrific confrontation with the shooter at ir-- over a loudspeaker. the lawsuit claims the child is traumatized by the killings. >>> a followup on the story we broke at 10 last night. a fatal fire in greenbelt, maryland. the fire officials tell us the woman died in the friday night fire and two people were hurt. it happened around 9 on laurel hill road. investigators don't know the cause of the fire yet and the rowhouses on either side of the town home were damaged. five people are displaced. >>> montgomery county detectives still investigating a multicar crash that injured four people in rockville on friday morning. the police say keegan was driving south when he crossed into the northbound lanes and crashed into four cars. one of the cars was driven by 61-year-old james plakas who crashed into another car. he was critically injured and taken to baltimore shock trauma center. the mother who was a passenger in his car and another driver were hurt. police are still trying to
the shootings and sandy hook elementary school, nearly half and in another, nearly 60% of those asked said they support some form of enhanced gun control in this country. >> it is not going to work. it is something that they run to as a symbol and i gun laying on a table is not going to hurt anybody. >> reporter: in the last pugh research poll, 35% of shows surveyed said they keep a happened gun or rifle in their home. here is one more statistic from those new poll numbers. nearly three in four americans surveyed do not believe in an outright ban on gun ownership in this country. in chantilly, virginia, bob barnard, fox 5 news. >>> plenty still ahead on fox 5 morning news. >> we are talking about the redskins big win. dave ross joins us later this hour with highlights and we're looking ahead for the burgundy and gold hosting the seahawks in the upcoming wild card game at fedex field. >> a lot of excitement about that and a lot of disappointment about this. the fiscal cliff fight, still no agreement but we could get word of new developments later on this morning. stay with us. we'll be righ
tress densey. that is the day a gunman shot and killed 26 people at sandy hook elementary school in newtown, connecticut. most of them were children. and in an interview with nbc's meet the press, the president reaffirmed his commitment to new gun control legislation. the president says he still supports increased background checks as well as bans on assault weapons and high capacity bullet magazines. mr.obama also expressed skepticism about proposals to place armed guards in schools as a response to the shooting tragedy. >>> still ahead at 6 clark the lord of the holiday box office. >> dis, it new details bay murder inside the new york city subway. we'll be right back. we spend a lot of time on the feed because a chicken is what it eats. [ jim ] this seal verifies we feed my fresh all-natural chickens an all-vegetarian diet including corn, soybeans, and marigolds. no animal by-products. no meat and bone meal. when you put my chicken on the table, you know where it came from. i just had to write. you can't imagine how long i've been searching for something like this for my family
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:00, giving the sandy hook students a winter wonderland for the new year. what kids sent to the children in connecticut in the shape of snow flakes. ♪ ♪ [ children laughing ] ♪ [ female announcer ] sometimes, if you wish hard enough, you get exactly what you want for christmas. welcome to christmas town: a busch gardens celebration. discover the wonder at christmastown.com. >>> puppies are on a lot of children's christmas wish list. >> much to the chagrin of their parents. >> the wishes will come true for some lucky kids, more than a thousand miles away. fox's gary teddy has the story. >> reporter: puppies are on a lot of children's christmas list this year and a lot of puppies in shelters are hoping to end up under the tree with a new home. thanks to a group of veterinarian students at mississippi state university, those wishes will come true for some lucky kids more than a thousand miles away. >> you are ready to become a yankee? >> . >> this is a really good grips present to have one of these guys show up. >> reporter: the program saves dogs from overcrowded shelters in mississi
are buying, analysts predict a slight slump because of superstorm sandy and the looming fiscal cliff. >>> people who weren't shopping may have been rushing to their loved ones in time for christmas eve. whether it's by car or plane, traveling is always a gamble this time of year. fox's david lee miller has a rundown of this year's holiday hustle. >> reporter: an estimated 5.6 million americans are expected to take to the air this holiday season, two days before christmas so far so good. look at the arrival and departure boards here at laguardia airport in queens, new york. there are no cancellations, no delays, in fact, some flights arriving early. systemwide this is very encouraging, only about 40 cancellations today, overall 500 delays. most of the travels are we talked to say they came to the airport expecting the worst, but it looks like it's going to be a trouble-free day. >> i just got here, so far so good checking in my bags. now i'm going through. with the big luggage just carry- on seems like it's going to be kind of a battle putting it in the overhead compartment. >> we're
eve and some folks in maryland cut out snowflakes for decorations for sandy hook students. >>> over seven days and counting until we reach the fiscal cliff. no official talks are scheduled yet. lawmakers left d.c. for the holiday break. president obama is in haii but may return early to resume negotiations. taxes for all americans will go up if a deal is not reached by january 1st. the main sticking points are still tax hikes and spending cuts. wisdom? >>> all right, sarah. the only thing to talk about right now is the washington redskins. >> how about the first place washington redskins. >> they can clean it up. >> alone in first place after 16 weeks. >> unbelievable. >> if they are still alone in first place after 17 weeks they are hosting a play-off game. >> that is unbelievable. how did they get there? let's take a look at the highlights taking on the philadelphia eagles. flying -- >> flying to the ground. >> he falls there. there is the fumble. another mike shanahan draft pick picks up the loose ball. he is going the other way. he got the thing turned around. the defense steppe
spruce. >> transplanted in october of this year. just in final for hurricane sandy it weathered well. >> we are hoping to spend christmas with this tree for many years to come. >> thank you for coming out this morning. really appreciate it. you saw some pictures of the tree being lit. that was last year. this one hasn't been turned on just yet. but coming up in the next hour, we'll talk more about the history of this event and also about the light theme to this year and the lights on the tree. that is all coming up in our 7:00 hour. back to you. >> it is always very pretty. thank you very much, holly. >> be a part of the fox 5 holiday tradition. you can accepted us your ornaments for the fox achristmas tree. we'll decorate a tree with your festive donation and give it to a local charity to brighten up their day. send your ornament to 5151 wisconsin avenue northwest, washington, d.c. 20016 and be sure to put it to the attention of the fox 5 christmas tree. as >>> tucker barnes is off for a acouple of days of rest and relaxation. gwen tolbart is here to tell us what we can expect today
sandy's cleanup in all states. the request comes in the midst of a tough fiscal cliff fight and house speaker john boehner says they will review the request by the president. new york and new jersey originally asked for a combined $79 billion in aide. the states' governors say they are grateful for any help. >>> the supreme court taking up the controversial issue of gay marriage. the high court agreed to hear two important cases, prop 8 out of california and doma out of new york. a federal court recently overturned prop 8 after the measure passed by voters. the court will decide if doma violates the fifth amendment of equal protection under the law that applies to same-section couples legally married in other states. >>> today is a very happy day for same-section couples in washington state. it is the first day they can marry under the new law, legalizing gay marriage. couples began lining up for licenses early thursday morning. some courthouses opened up at midnight for the ceremonies to take place. several local judges also donated their time to marry the couples. ceremonies are exp
: these decorations will be sent to the children who survived the masacre at sandy hook elementary in connecticut. the students will resume school at a different building early next year. >> we want to be part of that movement to make that location beautiful for them and maybe take their minds off what happened and brighten their day. there's going to be a winter wonderland. hopefully they will get snowflakes from around the world. >> reporter: co-owner diane stridel said she and her business partner wanted to do something. >> i got in touch with the pta, through the church, heard this is what they really wanted people to do. so here we are here. >> reporter: some of the children making snowflakes are so young, their parents have not told them about the school shooting. >> what did you tell them what these snowflakes are for? >> just to help other children and they surprisingly didn't ask any more than that. >> reporter: butt older kids here do know about the masacre. they came to send a message. >> that they know that we care. >> do you think it's important that they know that? >> yeah. >> why?
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